Idaho, Latest State to Adopt Fingercheck Payroll

Typically known for its mountainous landscapes and vast swaths of protected wilderness, Idaho, now has the added distinction of  being a Fingercheck payroll state! Yes, the gem state is the latest to adopt our all-in-one HR platform, which includes payroll. So, if you’re a business owner looking to use a single, easy-to-use platform for your payroll …

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How to Get the Extra $600 Unemployment Benefit — Retroactively

The enhanced unemployment insurance which expired last month, was a major lifeline for many households over the past few months. It helped many keep up with payments as the coronavirus led to layoffs nation-wide. However, the extra $600 boost of unemployment benefits lagged behind for many unemployed workers for months. This was largely due to …

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Online Phishing Scams Target Small Biz Owners

The U.S. Small Business Administration is warning SBA loan recipients of a scam targeting business owners. In response, a cyber warning alert has been sent to loan recipients who sought federal aid due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Email phishing campaigns where malicious actors are impersonating the SBA and its Office of Disaster Assistance to collect …

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Second Stimulus Check Missing from Latest Relief Package Proposal

Republicans are trying to piece together a stimulus draft proposal for when lawmakers return from their recess next month. In a much more scaled-down version of the original stimulus package, we see that a second stimulus check is missing. In addition to no direct payments, this latest version also has reduced unemployment benefits of $300 …

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The Rise and Uncertain Future of the Gig Economy

At the height of the coronavirus, home delivery grocery slots became the holy grail of online quests. In fact, it still is!  Home delivery services have been big business for supermarkets and big-box stores like Walmart and Costco. This is also true overseas. Last year the UK’s online-only supermarket delivery service Ocado, reported a $56m …

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How The Pandemic Changed Consumer Spending Habits

It shouldn’t come to a surprise that U.S. consumers are cutting back on expenses and limiting purchases amid the pandemic. That said, the economy and certain small businesses have benefitted from increased spending in certain retail areas (thanks in part, to the federal stimulus checks). But we take a closer look at how COVID-19 has …

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Stimulus Package Vote On-Hold Until September

After canceling its August recess, in the hopes to strike a deal on the next coronavirus relief package, house leaders postpone the vote until September. This comes after negotiations between Democratic leaders and the White House hit a wall. This leaves no immediate relief to out of work Americans. Talks remained deadlocked even after President …

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Are Negotiations Over the Stimulus Package Dead?

Over the weekend, President Trump signed an executive order and issued three memoranda that provide another round of economic relief to Americans during the coronavirus. As expected, the bickering has begun. Democratic negotiators have instantly responded with sharp criticism. For the benefit of our readers and small business owners, we’re going to focus primarily on 2 …

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The RESTART Act: The Small Business Relief Proposal — You Never Heard Of!

The RESTART Act is a proposal that extends and broadens the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and it’s likely you never heard of it! It’s been gaining momentum in Congress and could be part of the next stimulus package. Here’s what small business owners need to know. Closer Look: The RESTART Act This act was proposed …

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